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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Stitching Stories and other tales

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what i do....

STITCHING STORIES

I make sewings on vintage french linen. After dying the cloth I stitch drawings. I am currently working on a new series of linen dresses. These will be called Sun, the dress, Moon, the dress , The stars, the dress and Weather, the dress. 

PARADISE MOON CUSHIONS

The Paradise moon cushions are hand made with dyed antique linens and luscious velvets. The paradise embroidered birds perch on Shwe-Shwe African moons.

I have linked my birth place, Cape Town with the use of the African printed moons.

The Almanac and the moon’s phases allow me to work with nature’s cycles. Adding words to the cushions to emphasise this.

I intend the cushions to convey a sense of magic.

LINO PRINTS

I make linoprints that describe habitat, almanac and folklore.

The prints use strong colours, sharp lines and flat plains. Layers are built up with the multi plate technique or prints are jig sawed together for hand printing on Japanese paper.

The central figures, lounging ladies, parrots and puffins proudly represent their land.


I like to draw directly in the landscape, sitting on cliff tops or hiding in caves, building up stories in various sketchbooks.

I hope to present humour and familiarity in my prints.


I have a studio at home at Scarsick in Treneglos and teach Art and Photography part-time.

I studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design, gained a 2:1 degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Kingston University. My PGCE in Secondary Art teaching was awarded by Bristol University. 


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STITCHING IN THE SPANISH HILLS

View Individual Works

Welcome to my professional Art Portfolio. I stitch on linen; drawings. I stitch lyrics and proverbs, poetry and folktales, ontp the peices. Look through my work to see this in action, and get in touch for more information.

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EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERIES

Galleries in Cornwall: Inspire Makers, Spindrift Gallery and Colour and Space

2023

The Cruel and Curious Sea IV

Spirit of Cornwall, Cornwall Royal Museum 

2022

         The Cruel and Curious, "Heart". Stowe Barton Barns, Bude

         Blisland Institute summer show

         Cornwall Open Studios, home studio

         Studios on the High street, Tresorys Kernow. Swanskin Printmakers collective

         Charles Causley Festival, Launceston Town Shop Exhibition, Cornwall 

         Blisland Institute Easter exhibition

         Little Grace Gallery Rock Show, Rock Institute 

         The Burton Art Gallery Open, Bideford

2021 

        Charles Causley Festival, Launceston Town Shop Exhibition, Cornwall 

        Macmillians Christmas Fair, Eden Project

        Blisland Institute Summer show

       

2020 

      Charles Causley Festival, Launceston Town Shop Exhibition, Cornwall

      Inspire Makers, Falmouth

      The Castle Bude

      The Burton Art Gallery Open, Bideford

2019

       Charles Causley Festival, Launceston Town Shop Exhibition, Cornwall 

       Cornwall Open Studios, home studio

       Ingenious Pursuits III, Makers collective, Bude

2018

      Cornwall Open Studios, home studio

      Ingenious Pursuits II, Makers collective, Bude

2017 

       Cowslip Summer Fair, Launceston

       Ingenious Pursuits I, Makers collective, Bude

2016

      Newlyn and Exchange Gallery, Artsea group show

      Devon Open Studios, Double Elephant Print Workshop

        

          

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